[webkit-dev] minimum python version to support

William Siegrist wsiegrist at apple.com
Thu Mar 4 17:35:08 PST 2010

On Mar 4, 2010, at 3:39 PM, Chris Jerdonek wrote:

> [Resending from correct address.]
> On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
>> 4) If we have a smooth way to do it, then locally installing a newer Python
>> as part of the WebKit development process might be acceptable as a part of
>> the WebKit. After all, everyone developing on Windows has to install it.
> There is probably a smooth way.  I used MacPorts on Snow Leopard to
> install Python 2.4.  This worked fine for me, and MacPorts says they
> support Tiger:
> For the purposes of this discussion, can we assume this approach will
> work on Tiger and is acceptable (to install Python 2.5)?  It would be
> good to know the highest Python version that can be installed on Tiger
> using MacPorts.

Since I have a Tiger machine handy, I tested this and was able to build python 2.5.5 from MacPorts on a PowerPC. It takes a while, but it worked. I did not try python 2.6.


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